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the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short
cities are still delayed. oakland is saying flights are not affected so far because they fly to regional hubs. there were 4700 flight cancellations across the country. >> the grapevine is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. the link between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning but at midnight the chp was still escorting drivers. >>> the statewide manhunt for a cop killer who is a former police officer himself. former lapd officer is still on the run. david wright is there. >> surveillance cameras captured images of christopher dorner but the trouble is they were taken two weeks ago not far from where monica kwan and her fiance why murdered. the last pictures he was taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these armed and dangerous are on every freeway but so far no one has spotted him. near blizzard rd conditions near big bear lake haven't helped. no eye in the sky and the helicopters can't fly. on the ground not much better. >> we're going to continue to search until we discover he left the mountain or we find h
-50's and we will see clouds and 47 at 7:00. sue? >> we will go back to redwood city with the app and show you seaport boulevard visible from 101 because of an overnight fatal accident that c.h.p. has again issued a sig-alert and they are asking you avoid the area, the redwood city area, the investigation is ongoing and it is a very handy app and free at the apple app and google play and you can navigate the commute. in san jose, an injury accident, a car ran the intersection and hit the bus and minor injuries involved and that person, one person, has been transported so they are in the clearing phases of this capital expressway. san jose with a live look the headlights neighboring -- snaking 280 northbound. >> a ferry has become too popular forcing the transit agency and the 6:00 a.m. ferry for san francisco left the larkspur terminal and it is a great way to get to work, very civilized, relaxing, hop on the ferry a quick trip to san francisco, no traffic, no worries, that is the good news. more than a few commuters have figured it out and it is causing problems. larkspur golden
teenagers have been rushed to san jose hospital. this was last night after large suv rolled in the city's neighborhood. they report three of the teenagers had significant injuries. they crashed on martin avenue shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there were no signs of alcohol being involved but obvious signs that the suv was speeding. >>> a santa clara man accused of threatening a state senator is charged with ten felonies. everett beshon did not enter a plea yesterday. he is accused of emailing a death threat to state senator leland yee because of his effort to tighten gun control laws. they searched the house for the fourth straight day but they found multiple weapons. they have already seized those. he will be back in court next beak. >>> coming up next, big trouble for a once promising political career. lavish items jesse jackson, jr. he and his wife admits he bought with campaign funds. and piece of military machinery that we are used >> katie: oscar pistorius is said to be on suicide watch for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are ga
will be a slam-dunk. >> katie: san jose will vote on tuesday whether to be the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. they are encouraging a switch to alternative packaging but the california restaurant association a ban would harm small businesses in the city. it says food packaging accounts for 1% of waste in landfill. >> oakland, city officials celebrated the opening of a channel that has been closed off for 140 years. it's part of project that will allow boaters in the oldest wildlife preservation to pad toll san francisco bay. 750 foot section of the channel was open yesterday for the first time since the 18 60s. city will hold a public celebration for this and other lake merritt improvements later this summer. that looks beautiful being out on the lake, something to do today? >> you and i noticed the rain on the pavement earlier this morning. for those just waking up, we had a weak system that brought a couple hundredths of rain around the bay area. it was raining for a time in san jose and also along the central coast. right now, nothing to show you. live doppler 7-hd with a sweep a
. >> if you have information call the police. >> the belmont city council meets to consider requiring property owners preparing to sell to inspect their lateral sewer pipes and repair and replace them if necessary. the move could cost homeowners up to $25,000 in sewer and street repairs that the city should pay if. if it isn't done it can stop home sellers from closing escrow and can affect neighboring homeowners if they we have in intention to sell. the proposal is seen as part of a larger strategy to upgrade the treatment and disposal and control of wastewater. >> if you are ready to head out you want a check of the weather forecast and i know you have been looking for rain and not able to find any. >> not here, it is all east of the rockies the form of winter storms that are bombarding the midwest and south and now the mid-atlantic. we talked how it would be cooler than yesterday morning, but where there is a breeze in san jose and santa rosa it is warmer and half moon bay is seven degrees cooler and san francisco at two and oakland at four and concord, live more, and fremont at one degree
in the bay area. san francisco police say half the robberies in the city are now cell phone robberies. people are distracted using their cell phones are more vulnerable. there was a hearing on what is being done to prevent the crime. currently, the district attorney is in talk with the industry to track phones or how to make the products less valuable. >> facebook users get an error message trying to track their friends. >> rescuers had no obligation to pull a man to safety from the water in 2011. >> we are back. we have live doppler 7 hd tracking showers moving through san jose and santa clara valley and gilroy. they are sliding to the southeast and they are dissipating in the northern section of the bay area. in the south bay you will deal with the showers the next couple of hours. temperatures under clouds in the low-to-mid 50's. as we head forward in time we will see temperatures slowly migrating to where they should be with a dry push tomorrow mid-to-upper 50's and mid-50's to 60 with sun on sunday and mid-50's to the coast and low 50's for the rest of us. sue? >> in fremont, we have an
were rushed to san jose hospitals last night after their large s.u.v. rolled in the city's terrace hill neighborhood. our media partner, san jose news, reports three of them had significant injuries. the crash happened shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there's any sign of alcohol being involved, but there were obvious signs the s.u.v. was speeding. >>> a santa clara man is accused of threatening a state senator and he is now charged with ten felonies. everett did not enter a plea during his first court appearance yesterday. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to the state senator because of his efforts to tighten gun control laws. they searched the man's house for a fourth straight day yesterday. multiple weapons were seized. the man will be back in court next week. >>> this morning a teacher is accused of stealing from her own students. it happened in linden which is west of stockston. the teacher was caught in the act on this cell phone video. you can see the teacher going through a pink backpack. she appears to find money and take i
hospitals last night after their large s.u.v. rolled in the city's terrace hill neighborhood. our media partner, san jose news, reports three of them had significant injuries. the crash happened shortly after 10:00. no other vehicles were involved. rescuers say there's no sign of alcohol being involved, but there were obvious signs the s.u.v. was speeding. >>> a santa clara man is accused of threatening a state senator and he is now charged with ten felonies. everett did not enter a plea during his first court appearance yesterday. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to the state senator because of his efforts to tighten gun control laws. investigators searched the man's house for a fourth straight day yesterday. they have seized multiple weapons. the man will be back in court next week. >> coming up, the lavish items jesse jackson junior he and his wife bought with campaign funds. also marin county gets a piece of military machinery that we are used to seeing in war zones. why the sheriff says it's a why the sheriff says it's a necessity. [ male announcer ] with citi
, the death toll is rising following an explosion in mexico city. at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 hurt after a blast ripped through the headquarters of a state-run oil company. three stories of the building were affected. the blast occurred in the basement of the building. investigators are not sure what caused it. >>> we're also tracking new developments in alabama, where the hostage standoff is entering its fourth day. the gunman and the 5-year-old boy he kidnapped remain in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obam
leave this city without permission. his coach said we won't see pistorius competing anytime soon. but he does hope to meet with him as early as monday, to at least start talking about getting him back into training, as a way to clear his head during the difficult months ahead. after four days of riveting testimony, oscar pistorius' family cried for joy, relieved this morning, that he is no longer in jail, after the magistrate's two-hour ruling. >> i've come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be released on bail. >> reporter: defense attorneys for the 26-year-old olympian convinced the court that the double-amputee track star is not a flight risk. in part, because his legs require frequent medical attention. pistorius faces charges of premeditated murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp. he said it was an accident, that he mistook her for an intruder. >> we know oscar's version that is the truth. and that will prevail in the coming court cases. >> reporter: during closing arguments, prosecutors said, pistorius' explanation of why and how h
them, they are big with thieves, time that's why the new york police -- the new york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> in of the best wine it's made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovessers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long time wine lover and he's been t
york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> some of the best wine in the world is made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long-time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize
the plains. heavy snow into kansas city. that snow extending towards chicago. amid chicago, three to six inches in the chicago area. most of this has fallen, though, by the time is said and done. the snow ends here through the morning through kansas city. likely over a foot. this snow then extends towards the northeast, into wednesday. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. appreciate that. keep it here for the latest forecast, coming up in just a little while on "good morning america." >>> in other news this morning, the president travels to virginia today to highlight the impact of those looming budget cuts on the defense industry. yesterday, he spoke to the nation's governors on that very same issue. but top republican leaders accuse the president of simply trying to scare americans. abc's karen travers reports from washington. >> reporter: congress has a major deadline looming on friday. and president obama says it's time to put politics aside. >> at some point, we have to do some governing. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't come up with an alternative plan, $85 billion in automat
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
you, happening now, we are an hour away from the start of the memorial service in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world traits center bombing, six people along with an unborn child died on february 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded below what was the north tower of the world trade center, 1,000 others were injured. today, at 7:30 our time, a catholic mass will be celebrated if lower manhattan, in memory of the victims. altogether, six men were later convicts for carrying out that bombing. the medical world is republicanning former surgeon general c everett koop who died in new hampshire at 96 years old, he served during the reagan and first bush administration. he is best flown for speaking frankly about aids and the dangers of smoking. the cause of death is not released. we are learning about yahoo's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting. c.e.o. said shockwaves with a strongly worked memo to employees saying starting in june, employees must physically report to the sunnyvale headquarters for work. now all things -- the parking lot at yahoo headqua
, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. this city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: pendleton was with her friends, underneath this shelter, trying to stay out of the rain, when she was shot and killed. and the violence shows no signs of slowing down. since her death on tuesday, six people have been shot and wounded in chicago. chicago closed 2012 with more than 500 murders. and as our diane sawyer heard during our abc news gang violence summit in chicago last october, it's all too easy to get a gun here. >> go behind a couple bushes, i bet there are some guns under there. >> reporter: community activist pam bozley lost her son terrell to gang violence. >> we need to get the murderers off the street, because if they do it once, they'll do it again. >> reporter: she believes the city's push for more police is a good start. an
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
that we call out are trained in this this, is what they do. why we have them in the city. >> the man was taken to the hospital for treatment for minor injuries. and mild hypothermia. now it will be up to the police department to question him and figure out how he ended up in that position. reporting in san jose, abc 7 news. >> the ship built pilt cause blamed for caution the worst oil spill is now suing the coast guard to try to get his license back claiming his civil rights were violated when he wasn't allowed to renew his license. the state board of pilot commissioners found cota at fault for crashing the snipe a tower of the bay bridge in 2007. 53,000 gallons of thick bunker fuel spilled into the bay as a result. >> relief is on the way for the congested highway 4. >> that project will widen the highway in two places. and. >> here is. >> we've got a look at transportation improvement budgets today. including this. it's located at bailey road just beyond current last stop, here, passengers will transfer between regular cars and smaller trains. that won't be finished until 2017. wor
sighting of former los angeles officer christopher dorner led police to evacuate this lowe's in the city of north ridge on sunday. but still, there is no sign of the suspected killer. and police are banning together to offer an incentive. >> collectively, this group, led by my office, is posting a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> reporter: police say the reward is high because the stakes are so high. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> reporter: police suspect the 33-year-old fugitive and a week-long reign of terror that left three people dead. in a lengthy online manifesto, dorner made claims against the lapd, saying it was corrupt and racist and vowed war against former colleagues and their families. the police chief said he is reopening the 2007 case that resulted in dorner being fired. but not to appease dorner. >> if there is anything to what he says or anything new he brings up in his manifesto, we'll deal with it and deal with
, as authorities in four states search for the driver of that range rover, police here in sin city are trying to calm nerves. thursday's shooting marks the fifth violent incident on the popular vegas strip since december. >> this is something you never really, really ever want to explain as a parent, to lose a child -- >> reporter: and police are continue to look surveillance video this morning, trying to look for clues that will lead them to the shooter. amy? >> all right. >>> sam is tracking the latest weather. >>> good morning, everyone. not just that snow, ice and cold that you're talking about. more than 1100 miles worth of storm from the great lakes all of the way to the gulf coast. we'll start with one of the tornadoes in mississippi. you can see it in the light area. the twitter pictures. the idea four tornadoes possibly in that zone, three have been reported. we're looking at storm damage that's eeril similar to tornado damage. strong, gusty winds. in one part of texas, a woman, a 74-year-old woman was killed when a tree limb from that storm came down on her home. on to the north, yo
and plummeted to the ground in the city of luxor. people tried to jump for their lives. egyptian officials said at least 20 tourists were flying over luxor, when the balloon caught fire and plunged to the ground. christopher michelle is an american photographer. he was in another hot air balloon, close to the one that crashed. >> this is a popular tourist thing to do in luxor, which is to float over the ancient temples. there are eight or nine balloons. they do it almost every day. it's a fairly common activity. as we were coming in to land, i heard a loud explosion. saw smoke. i didn't realize it was another balloon. we were close to the ground. as you probably know, in the luxor, they burn the sugar cane. i assumed it was coming from the ground, not obviously one of the balloons. >> reporter: michelle said he couldn't see the other balloon until after his had landed safely. >> emergency vehicles started to arrive. over in next hour or two, we started to understand the extent of the tragedy. >> reporter: another woman described the scene to the bbc. >> it exploded in the air. and people were j
midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the background checks. it's really become what is america's dir
, one of the countless snow drifts here in boston. this city, officially, had almost 25 inches of snow, making it fifth largest snowfall in boston weather history. >> tell the snow to go away! >> reporter: the snow. the howling winds. the angry ocean. tonight, new england's monster blizzard is well out to sea. but in its wake, horrendous winds. still battering the coast. waves lashing homes. this woman had to be rescue from her home. for those in its path it was a back-breaking saturday spent digging out. 30 million woke up to a foot of snow. 11 million woke up to over 2 feet. in portland, maine, it was the biggest snowfall, ever, at least 32 inches. tonight, at least four deaths are being blamed on the storm. one 11-year-old boy died of carbon monoxide poisoning. after keeping warm in the family car. his dad was digging the car out. the car's exhaust pipes had become packed with snow. it was crippling. leaving cars in tuned. wind gusts peaked above 70 miles an hour. still, tonight, almost 600,000 without power. crews from as far as canada rushed in to help. standing in the north end o
, the mayor dumped the city's long time red light camera vendor. news reports this grows a deepening corruption scandal. a company sponsored investigation found two exec tifz had given lavish gifts to the official and it was covered up when reporters began raising questions. also has contracts with many cities in the bay area and the rest of the state. >> what this indicates is the history of the red light camera problem in california and elsewhere. >> state senator jerry hill has been a critic of red light cameras and sponsored several bills to weed out abuses in the system. >> more tickets theyyçç?ñ wrote, n >> hill says there is a lot of money to be made. >> when there is a lot of money attached, you start seeing some bad actors. i think red flex is, they're got caught. per month. so you've got a contract. >> this attorney represented many red light camera violateors and told abc 7 news scandal, cities here ought to initiate and review contracts with red flags and other traffic camera makers. >> i think i cities and counties and towns ought to look into whether red flex paid an
. >> i never meant to hurt the city i loved. >> reporter: during nine years of hard gambling in vegas, atlantic city, and san diego, ms. o'connor wagered well over $1 billion. that's more than $300,000 every single day, more than $12,500 every single hour, waking and sleeping. her total losses -- $13 million. >> i did borrow the money from my husband's foundation. >> reporter: that's why she landed in court. over $2 million taken from a charity set up by the late husband. she'd already remortgaged her home, sold a hotel, auctioned her possessions. apparently spent her last dime. peterson died in '94 with o'connor by his side. she claims grief drove her to gambling. >> i lost my husband. i lost three of my siblings. i lost my two best friends. >> it can be triggered by grief, loss, stress, medications. gambling simply too much. >> reporter: o'connor also had a brain tumor during the gambling years. >> in the centers of the brain that affect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly, judgment. >> reporter: ms. o'connor is now 66 years old, in poor health. broke. the court just
his way to the city where meteor came crashing down. >> reporter: the blast was bone-rattling. the giant meteor exploding in midair, knocking people to ground, sending others fleeing. stunned residents say they still can't believe what happened. "it's something we only saw in the movies," he says. "we never thought we would see it ourselves." today, the cleanup began. over 24,000 troops and emergency responders arriving to help, collecting debris from a collapsed wall, replacing and boarding up blown-out windows. nasa says this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century, weighing more than the eiffel tower, its explosion in the atmosphere, the equivalent of 30 hiroshima bombs. officials say over 1,200 people were injured, over 4,000 buildings damaged and over 1 million square feet of glass shattered, the size of about 20 football fields. there are broken storefronts and windows like this one all throughout the city, you can see them all the way down the street behind me. the city is littered with broken glass that caused most of the injuries. the hunt is on
explosion and fast-moving flames race through a popular kansas city district full of shops and restaurants. >> what investigators are finding this morning after a fire that burned for hours. it's wednesday, february 20th. >>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. we'll get to the kansas city fire investigation in just a moment in our top story. >>> also this morning, the costly computer crimes costing the american economy hundreds of billions of dollars a year. the fingers are pointing at china, as the white house announces plans to fight the hackers. >>> and this is crazy. why hand sanitizer is being singled out in a fire that severely burned an 11-year-old girl. wait until you hear how something so common turned into something so hazardous. you think you're doing the right thing, killing the germs, all the dirt in our workplace and homes and something like that happens. that story is crazy. >> and where it happened is also crazy. >>> and later on, clyde davis, his tell-all book, his big secrets, and a singing star wh
. also, snow could make driving dangerous in the windy city and in des moines. >> and with all those canceled flights, air travel may be a problem. delays are possible in chicago, minneapolis, detroit, atlanta, charlotte and new orleans. >>> well, no traces of a dangerous bacteria has been detected in the water supply of a los angeles hotel, where a body was found inside of its water tank. but health officials are still trying to determine if the water is safe to drink. the remains of 21-year-old canadian tourist elisa lam were pulled from that tank this week. people who live near the area were not as shocked as the hotel guests. >> it's not exactly a safe neighborhood. and to go out at night, you kind of have to know the neighborhood, really watch your back. i think it's unfortunate. she probably didn't know what kind of neighborhood she was in. >> the coroner still hasn't determined how lam died. hotel guests had been drinking and bathing in that water for week, by the way. >> ooh, man. >>> here at home, something you don't see every day. three army paratroopers had to be rescued f
of the snow's weight is collapsing roofs. that one caught on camera in kansas city. another collapsed in oklahoma killed a man. he's one of three people who died because of the blizzard. the experts say a foot of heavy wet snow on your roof can add up to 20 pounds per square foot. that's the same as several parked cars. >>> in colorado, the blowing snow there has motorists stranded on an interstate. it also forced about 50 students to spend the night at their school. conditions got so bad yesterday afternoon, their buses had to go back to the school. there's no class today. but the kids still have to get home. >>> two days, now, until massive federal budget cuts are set to kick in. and the effects are already being felt. indianapolis had to cancel its annual air show because the military jets, which play a big role, have been grounded. but no official talks on this crisis are scheduled yet. abc's tahman bradley reports, now, from washington. >> reporter: with just two days left before the automatic spending cuts, democrats and republicans sound frustrated. >> we should not have to mov
came just hours after her sister was on stage with president obama. he was in the windy city touting his gun control proposals. >> ironically enough. >>> after chicago, the president headed to florida, where he had a golf date yesterday with tiger woods. they played at the exclusive club where mr. obama spent the weekend. no media coverage was allowed. it was the first time the president played with woods. he was overheard telling woods at one point that it's good to see him playing well again. you have to imagine, what did the president and tiger woods chat about on the links? i would like to be a fly on that, putt, i guess. >>> well coming up, prices going up on things you need, like gas and food. is there any relief in sight? >>> and new developments in the murder investigation surrounding oscar pistorius. his girlfriend's mother breaking her silence. >>> and a major distiller caves to extreme public pressure, reversing a controversial call. >>> and welcome back. the experts are scratching their heads over a gasoline mystery. prices are still soaring, now at $3.71 gallon, an incre
anthony is live in union city with new details. laura? >> reporter: this happened in the parking lot and a chain reaction collision this afternoon and six cars in all were damaged. police were saying a juvenile was driving a stolen car that started this whole thing. she and an 18-year-old companion are in jail. >> we were told that the vehicle, the benz was stolen. >> reporter: they came out of the movie theater to find the green honda and five other cars seriously damaged in the parking lot of the union landing shopping mall. >> we are just waiting for the tow trucks to separate the car so we could leave, but because it is a crime scene they are taking their time. >> reporter: what they missed while in the theater was the frightening and demanding ending to a chase they say began with a carjacking in fremont. >> once the carjacking took place we had a description of the victim's vehicle and one of our officers did pick up the victim vehicle that was driven by the suspect which lead to this shopping center. >> reporter: when the chase reached the union landing parking lot, the stolen
. how you pitch it. >> there is a twist. a twist, especially in new york city, you were telling us about. we'll get to that later. later on. new jersey's governor pokes fun at himself on late night network tv. by chowing down on doughnuts. what was chris christie trying to prove? that is in "the skinny," also coming up. >> obviously his weight is a big issue, no pun intended. little fun. here all week. and glad you came back for a second day. didn't scare you off yesterday. >> no, you tried. you tried hard. >> tried my best. >> the pictures of me were awful. >> please. it was fun. >> it was good fun. i am happy to be back. got a little sleep. thank you, devon, for not crying until i had gotten four hours of sleep. instead of seven i was hoping for. it is great. happy to be back. he is awesome. >> excellent. nice. officially going to be indoctrinated into the overnight world today. because willis is back from his little vacation. >> yeah! i'm here! >> willis, quiet, subtle member of our staff. he always takes. a liking to the female co-anchors on the show. got a little freaky-deaky in him
protecting cops. this man is a threat to every person in los angeles. >> reporter: a city in fear is fighting back, offering a $1 million reward for dorner's capture and conviction. police have received more than 700 tips, including one that led them to this lowe's sunday night. the shooting spree began about a week ago when monica kwan and her fiance were shot to death in a parking lot. an alleged execution by dorner, who was angry at her father. a former los angeles police captain. >> to have your family targeted because they're related to you? that is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: abc news learned that a man claiming to be dorner has called kwan's father to taunt him, telling the grieving dad he should have done a better job protecting his daughter. police have vowed to catch dorner, but for now the city can only hope the shooting doesn't start again. pierre thomas, abc news, los angeles. >> here's the scary part of this story. there are still 50 police officers whose families are being guarded. their family as are being guarded. we are talking about a force, how big and the police o
on this story from the beginning and joins us from midland city, alabama, with the latest. gio snshgs. >> reporter: amy, good morning. today the question, when will this little boy with autism be let go? police say he's not been physically harmed. this morning, drones like this are flying over the homemade underground bunker where police say this man, jimmy lee dykes, is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan hostage. it has now been seven days since the 65-year-old stormed a school bus here in midland city, threatening the students on board before killing the driver and kidnapping ethan. >> he's like, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: despite days of negotiations, police admit they have little to go on. few demands, no motive. no sense of when the standoff may end. >> it gives them more time to study the bunker. does he have any explosives? has he booby trapped the door? >> reporter: dykes is holding the boy in a remote part of southern alabama. they've been communicating with him through a ventilation pipe that leads to the bunker. they've used to it send the child comfort items -- a red
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
? >> we're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that big western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures from yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3, 2.5 inches in okc proper. but just west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. look at how warm it is. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i don't know, i would be at manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. number 7. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. just listen to me here. drive time home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low pulls out of here. so, do be careful on your what? your drive time home. >> stormy, stormy, south gea, >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party c
in a candle light vigil in new york city last night along with about 200 others. the shooting of the unarmed 17-year-old set off a national outcry over race issues and stand your ground laws. >> in case you're wondering where this stands legally, zimmerman will be back in court april 22 for a hearing related to that stand your ground law. they're calling it a mini trial, but that is the next step legally in all this. but obviously this was a huge story a year ago when it first broke. a lot of questions about police and the law, possible racial undercurrents. so on and so forth. so how all that plays out in this mini trial a few weeks, we shall see. >> the stand your ground law in florida, which there was a group that was put together to look at the law to see if any differences can be made. the group has since been disbanded and no changes made to the law. this is a strong law in florida. a lot of lawmakers are behind it. as far as zimmerman goes, there was questions when he was released last year whether or not he would flee and if he would leave florida. on cnn, they said yesterday they ha
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
report in a major south african newspaper. the respected "city press" says multiple police sources confirm a bloody cricket bat found in oscar pistorius' home after the valentine day shooting of his cover model girlfriend is a key piece of evidence. possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refused to comment on the new claim. appearing just as pistorius' family has been coming to his defense. >> i can promise you with the knowledge i've got, he will come up right. >> reporter: his father is quoted as saying, he shot reeva steenkamp accidentally, mistaking her for an intruder. what do you do if somebody is in the house? he said, do you think it's one of your family? of course you don't. the victim's father also speaking out, offering surprising sympathy for a man he never even met, saying he must be going through things that we don't know about. there is no hatred in our hearts. and now controversy over the premiere of a reality show she had recently taped. a special tribute. but under fire for being insensitive, criticized for the use of her l
on the board. and it looks like an italian villa city. >> it sure does. >> it's just gorgeous. we salute you, capitola, california, and the rest of the great state. great stuff going on. 61 in san francisco. 67 at sacramento. even palm springs at 75. phoenix, you're a couple degrees above normal at 68 degrees. into the northeast, we're actually getting a little bit better. there was a light dusting of snow away from the coastline. big cities didn't get it. we're getting drier air. 46 in philadelphia. we'll say 42 in boston. >> little cold front drops into florida. but it's beautiful skies across the gulf coast today. we'll have more weather when we come back in a minute. >> thank you, sam. >>> and coming up on "gma," the high school sweetheart murder trial. a star football player accused of slashing his girlfriend to death. his defense is insanity. >>> and one cousin defending another. jenny mccarthy lashing out at the film critic who savaged melissa mccarthy in his review of "identity thief." now, the critic reveals why he stands by his review. >>> and it's our biggest valentine's day event
in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius. now launching in ten high schools in new york city. the goal of the experiment, improving student's science grades. >> the idea here is to take what they're looking for already, combine that with their culture, and introduce them to science, which is something that they're inherently good at and open up with possibilities. >> reporter: those possibilities expanding with the help of a celebrity partner. both were met with some skepticism and uncertainty from students. >> it clicked to me. because science and hip-hop combined, how does that work? >> reporter: well, it works with a regular lesson plan followed by a challenge like this. >> one bar based on one science topic. >> reporter: once a week. getting their first assignment, the students here at urban assembly class were on it. ♪ >> reporter: two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. >> i think it will inspire them to -- to focus on the details. >> it's going to be definitely easier for me to stay on top of my class. >> reporter: they hope to expand this p
different countries and cities around the world. all you have to do is go up to the atm and there's a simple message on the screen. it says get 100 euros or the equivalent of $130 without a card. it says you can get $131 but there's a catch, you have to share it. so it will respond. if you say do you want the money, you say yes, but only if you agree to share it. it says do you need any suggestions where you want to give your money to? you can hire a store retailer for the kids in your neighborhood, buy diapers for a pregnant woman. then the atm gives you the cash, free money. no obligation to actually do what you just agreed to do. but the good news is that there are people who actually went out and did it. the majority of the people who grabbed the money from the atm shared it with their fellow man. so there are good people in the world. >> this is in america or overseas? >> it's overseas. it hasn't happened in america yet. let's see if americans are as kind. free money goes right into the pocket. >> there are angels everywhere. this is a cool story, too. there's this guy, a dutch entrepre
at stake and both cities have something to offer. so we have a few possibilities right here. >> as i talk about it how about you munch on it. we have sourdough bread, not chicken, sourdough bread. thank you, we have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. not so famous as in san francisco, ghirardelli chocolate, found in 1862 by delmonico, ghirardelli, second oldest chocolate in the u.s., baker's chocolate. 1893. ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no
totals. looking at six to eight inches in new york city. 12 to 24 in boston. when you get into maine, blizzard warnings in four states. we're getting reports of the heavier snow moving out of michigan. so we know this thing is getting started. if you want to time it out in your area, it's probably really a friday event for most locations. southern areas mixing with rain. northern areas all snow. stay up with your local abc stations for all the information on this big snow system. >> mildest cities, that list was brought to you by target. the heavier rain that moves through south georgia is really necessary. they're still in serious drought conditions in georgia. >> sam, thank you. >>> coming up, pour another cup of coffee. special announcement just minutes away. you see robin getting ready for her big return right there. her doctors say she is ready right now. when is she back on "gma"? she made lara happy. we'll tell you just ahead. >>> plus, a bombshell day in court in that breakup murder trial. jodi arias' shocking testimony on the stand. how she says her ex-boyfriend really treat
. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran never recovered after those 444 days. americans held hostage as the world watched. right here in the heart of downtown tehran, what used to be the u.s. embassy of course, the infamous backdrop to the hostage crisis that began unfolding in '79, you can see the gates are still here, still closed decades later. and behind us here what used to be the seal. you can still faintly make out "united states of america
. >>> the northeast is bracing for what is likely to be a monster storm expected to leave some cities buried under two feet of snow. forecasters say it could be the worst snowstorm to hit the northeast since the powerful blizzards that paralyzed the area two winters ago. the heaviest snow moves in friday evening, with boston and coastal new england bearing the brunt of it. and the new york city area could also get a fair share of snow. and the storm is trouble for airline travelers and major hubs, including chicago. some airlines are already waiving rebooking fees from midwest and northeast flights. major delays and cancellations are expected to follow. and snow is coming down in chicago. freezing rain and sleet is expected throughout the morning. that means a very messy and treacherous commute for millions of people. as the storm intensifies, plows are also hitting the streets in madison, wisconsin. >> we can't complain too much. the last two winters have been fairly light by northeast terms. so we're kind of due for a messy one, and here it comes. >> it always happens in february. >> that's right. a
's the cold temperatures. look how cold it is for a lot of these cities that you were just talking about more than 350,000 still without power. and the numbers not pretty as we go into day two of digging out. at its peak it was a turbulent temper, demolishing seawalls in new hampshire sending the ocean into massachusetts's homes and forcing people and their belongings out. the nor'easter that immobilized more than 40 million americans this weekend is now off to sea. but its icy residue is feet deep. everywhere, encasing cars and responsible for taking at least nine lives. two to carbon monoxide poisoning including a 12-year-old boy. >> i'm asonning the son got cold so the father told him to sit in the father and the father started screaming he's not breathing. >> the exhaust pipe backed up with snow. obviously melt add way the snow but that's not always the case while the hidden dangers post-blizzard is starting a car and having carbon monoxide build up. more than 2,000 national guard troops in four states will be making their rounds to help today. all-time record snowfall for portland, maine
and northern rockies. >> 40s from salt lake city to boise. 16 in fargo. 10 in the twin cities. 20s from omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> up next after the break, bad news for drivers. gas prices on the rise yet again. >>> and the weekend death of a decorated navy s.e.a.l. putting the spotlight on post-traumatic stress disorder. >>> more from super bowl xlvii. when the lights went out, advertisers got a little creative. >>> welcome back, everyone. the bulls are running on wall street. this morning, the dow opens above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. since before the financial crisis. that's only about 150 points from its all-time high set in october 2007. the dow is now up almost 7% since the beginning of the year. >> open those 401(k)s perhaps, folks. >>> gasoline prices are going up. aaa says the average price this morning is $3.51 a gallon, an increase of almost 17 cents in a week. it's even a few cents higher than a year ago. analysts expect the rise to stop well before four bucks gallon and average well under last year's record prices. >>> u.s. pickup truck s
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